Master of Madhouse: Sadists, Mansions and Mayhem 1894

Genre: Historical Thrillers, Horror, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense Thriller, Suspense Thrillers, Urban Fantasy

For Fans Of

Anne Rice, Seth Grahame-Smith, Shirley Jackson, Gail Carriger

Book Summary

JANE EYRE meets BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER in this addicting Gothic Fantasy series by award-winning author Cheryl R Cowtan!

If you're possessed by a female demon, and she is married to Gräfen, Lord of the Vampires, does that make you the second wife? Rachel is trapped in Gräfen's serfdom, and there is nowhere to run, no place to hide, and few who have the courage to help. Will she learn how to perform her "wifely" duties, or will she raise an army and kick some vampire back to the hell he came from?

Buy now and discover why this book hit bestselling status in Amazon's Gothic Romance category in its first week of publication!

In "Girl Desecrated", Book 1 of The Fergus She, Rachel survived being the dysfunctional daughter of a religious fanatic, the childhood playmate of a demon, and a Highlander's cast-off in the most heart-breaking romance of her life. She even survived the betrayal of her best friend, Magda. But now, she's possessed by The Fergus She, and her resilience is wearing thin.

Determined to escape her destiny as host to the beautiful, but blood-sucking Vampire, Scarlett, Rachel regains control from her possessor. But wielding Scarlett's demon-magic proves too tempting, and Rachel accidentally launches herself headlong into another century, and into the arms of Gräfen, Lord of the Vampires.

Gräfen is an evil "Mr. Darcy", and one of the last surviving Nosferatu, proud descendant of Vlad the Impaler, and a Lord to boot. A two-hundred-year separation has not been long enough to cool Gräfen's lust for his sexy and deadly, demon-wife Scarlett. When Gräfen finds Rachel in control, and Scarlett the oppressed entity in the body they share, his lust turns into a predatory rage that fuels a campaign of torment.

Trapped in a century out of history, held prisoner in a Gothic mansion, and surrounded by a bedlam of servants, Rachel suffers Gräfen's gas-lighting torments and Dracula seductions until her will begins to weaken. Though Gräfen is cruel and arrogant, Rachel's lifelong dysfunction is serving his game. And as Rachel and Gräfen begin to connect on a deeper, darker level, Scarlett grows green with envy.

Will Rachel escape Gräfen's clutches or become eternally obedient to his voracious and unnatural demands? And if she does, will Scarlett allow it?

See why reviewers call this book "a heart-racer of a story" and "gut-wrenching pleasure".

"Just when you think the story has reached a moment of respite, another twist slams the reader from offside." ~~ Award-Winning Mystery Author, Gloria Ferris

Can you handle a darkly romantic, action-packed series? Buy now and find yourself transported into Rachel's Gothic world of madness, supernatural suspense, and survival at every cost.


Award-Winning Dundurn Author, Gloria Ferris
5.0 out of 5 stars
Non-stop suspense!
April 10, 2018

"Sure to be a new Gothic classic. A heart-racer of a story, the action never stops! Just when you think the story has reached a moment of respite, another twist slams the reader from offside. Ms. Cowtan’s writing style is reminiscent of Diana Gabaldon’s, rich in detail and understated emotion, but the pace is faster and I never found a good spot to stop reading."

5.0 out of 5 stars
Master of Madhouse
30 March 2018
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As with Fergus book 1, Girl Desecrated: Vampires, Asylums and Highlanders 1984, which you kinda need to read before this sequel, Cheryl R Cowtan has done it again. This is a superbly well written story, which once again continues to capture the imagination of the reader and draws them in with her unique storytelling style and enticing narrative on the gothic era, mystery and intrigue. I throughly enjoyed reading this book and will continue follow this author.

Dread Pirate Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rough, tough and nasty.
30 June 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

Such a mix of energy, violation, revenge, hate, love, determination and angst! All beautifully told. I loved it.


Corine Ann Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars
Master of Madhouse
30 March 2018 - Published on
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Scarlett assumes control over Rachel’s body, taking her to another time/place, ruled by a monster of a husband and master. When he realizes Rachel is consummate prey to his whims and desires, a furiously jealous Scarlett tries to get even. Rachel begins plotting a seemingly impossible escape. This leads her to even more devastating situations.
Once again Ms. Cowtan’s fertile imagination captures the reader as surely as Rachel was captured in book 1. Like Rachel, the reader has no choice but to make the best of the situation, both enthralled and disturbed by its stranglehold on one’s consciousness. What a gut-wrenching pleasure to read!

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About the Author

Cheryl R Cowtan is an award-winning educator and fantasy author who loves to write on the wild side, digging deep into the unspoken secrets of society's seedier sins.
She is currently focused on putting the fangs back into vampires and bringing monsters and heroes to Canada, one story at a time. But what about the monsters and heroes that are already in Canada, you ask? Yeah, that too. Canada has a rich undramatized history just waiting for the right imagination and dedicated research skills. Stay tuned!
The rest of Cheryl's days are spent being a good wife, a good mom, and a good teacher.
Every day’s a good day, eh?

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